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Swimming at the 1968 Summer Olympics

At the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City, 29 events in swimming were contested. There was a total of 468 participants from 51 countries competing. The United States dominated the competition, winning 52 of 87 medals.

Medal table

1 21 15 16 52
2 3 2 3 8
3 2 3 1 6
4 1 1 0 2
5 1 0 1 2
6 1 0 0 1
7 0 4 4 8
8 0 3 1 4
9 0 1 0 1
10 0 0 2 2
11 0 0 1 1

Medal summary

Men's events

100 m freestyle
52.2 (WR) 52.8 53.0
200 m freestyle
1:55.2 (OR) 1:55.8 1:58.1
400 m freestyle
4:09.0 (OR) 4:11.7 4:13.3
1500 m freestyle
16:38.9 (OR) 16:57.3 17:04.7
100 m backstroke
58.7 (OR) 1:00.2 1:00.5
200 m backstroke
2:09.6 (OR) 2:10.6 2:10.9
100 m breaststroke
1:07.7 (OR) 1:08.0 1:08.0
200 m breaststroke
2:28.7 2:29.2 2:29.9
100 m butterfly
55.9 (OR) 56.4 57.2
200 m butterfly
2:08.7 2:09.0 2:09.3
200 m individual medley
2:12.0 (OR) 2:13.0 2:13.3
400 m individual medley
4:48.4 4:48.7 4:51.4
4×100 m freestyle relay

Zac Zorn
Stephen Rerych
Ken Walsh
Mark Spitz
3:31.7 (WR)
Georgi Kulikov
Viktor Mazanov
Semyon Belits-Geiman
Leonid Ilyichov
3:34.2
Greg Rogers
Robert Cusack
Bob Windle
Michael Wenden
3:34.7
4×200 m freestyle relay

John Nelson
Stephen Rerych
Mark Spitz
Don Schollander
7:52.3
Greg Rogers
Graham White
Bob Windle
Michael Wenden
7:53.7
Vladimir Bure
Semyon Belits-Geiman
Georgi Kulikov
Leonid Ilyichov
8:01.6
4×100 m medley relay

Charlie Hickcox
Don McKenzie
Doug Russell
Ken Walsh
3:54.9 (WR)
Roland Matthes
Egon Henninger
Horst-Günter Gregor
Frank Wiegand
3:57.5
Yuri Gromak
Vladimir Nemshilov
Vladimir Kosinsky
Leonid Ilyichov
4:00.7

Women's events

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 m freestyle
1:00.0 1:00.3 1:00.3
200 m freestyle
2:10.5 (OR) 2:11.0 2:11.2
400 m freestyle
4:31.8 (OR) 4:35.5 4:37.0
800 m freestyle
9:24.0 (OR) 9:35.7 9:38.5
100 m backstroke
1:06.2 (WR) 1:06.7 1:08.1
200 m backstroke
2:24.8 (OR) 2:27.4 2:28.9
100 m breaststroke
1:15.8 (OR) 1:15.9 1:16.1
200 m breaststroke
2:44.4 (OR) 2:46.4 2:47.0
100 m butterfly
1:05.5 1:05.8 1:06.2
200 m butterfly
2:24.7 (OR) 2:24.8 2:25.9
200 m individual medley
2:24.7 (OR) 2:28.8 2:31.4
400 m individual medley
5:08.5 (OR) 5:22.2 5:25.3
4×100 m freestyle relay

Jane Barkman
Linda Gustavson
Susan Pedersen
Jan Henne
4:02.5 (OR)
Gabriele Wetzko
Roswitha Krause
Uta Schmuck
Gabriele Perthes
4:05.7
Angela Coughlan
Marilyn Corson
Elaine Tanner
Marion Lay
4:07.2
4×100 m medley relay

Kaye Hall
Catie Ball
Ellie Daniel
Susan Pedersen
4:28.3 (OR)
Lynne Watson
Judy Playfair
Lyn McClements
Janet Steinbeck
4:30.0
Angelika Kraus
Uta Frommater
Heike Hustede
Heidemarie Reineck
4:36.4

References

  • 1968 Summer Olympics results: swimming, from http://www.sports-reference.com/ retrieved 2009-11-27.
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